Claire Baldry

Location: Bexhill on Sea East Sussex.
About the Speaker...

At the age of 58, ex-headteacher and school inspector, Claire Baldry, left the world of education and reinvented herself as a writer and performance poet. She now has a strong following as a writer, blogger and a poet. She has read her poems on Radio Sussex and on the Guardian Witness Website, and has a very regular schedule of bookings as a public speaker. Her appearances are always very popular, and she is frequently asked back by groups to give a second or third talk.  Claire has now published four booklets of amusing poetry, and one of her poems was included in the top 100 Poetry Rivals publication for 2015. Since then Claire has also written an autobiographical novella entitled ‘South Something’. Her debut novel ‘Different Genes’ is due for publication in Autumn 2017.

About her talks...

Claire has three different talks of about 45 mins to an hour, which can be adapted to the interests of her audience.


Claire’s fees normally range from £35 to £50  within ten miles of her home in Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex. She may ask for pre-agreed expenses if asked to travel further afield.

Some of the fees are donated to charity or local causes.

My Contact Details:

01424 213952

Retiring With Rhyme

‘Retiring with Rhyme’ in which Claire performs some of her poetry and takes her audience on a humorous journey, as she describes her change of career at the start of ‘retirement



More Retiring With Rhyme

‘More Retiring with Rhyme’ in which Claire follows up her first talk with further tales about her life as a ‘poet’ with performances of more recently written amusing poetry


From Pen to Print


‘From Pen to Print’ in which Claire explains to her audience the many options which are available for aspiring writers to get their work published. She describes how her writing developed from a single published poem to longer booklets, memoirs and blogs, and finally a fully published novel. As usual, Claire includes humour and reads out excerpts of her writing during this talk.

Claire Baldry Contact Details:

01424 213952

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